Which magazines do you read via...

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  1. Hankcah macrumors regular

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    Which magazine subscriptions do you read on your iPad?
    Which do you recommend?
    Which do you NOT recommend due to formatting etc?
     
  2. Ratty macrumors 6502

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    For starters:

    Project is well formated, not sure about content.

    Wired is OK although somewhat large

    Web designer content is OK (same as normal published version) but format is absolute crap (looks like some just created jpegs of the pulished version and then joined them altogether).
     
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    I'm a fan of The Daily. Whether or not that fits your "magazine" category is up to you, but I do like it. It's only semi-serious and a fairly nice departure from the throngs of other news apps.
     
  4. bluecluee macrumors member

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    Me too! It's like getting a new magazine in the mail everyday.

    I also get Rolling Stone. Truck Trend, and Popular Mechanics using Zinio. So far no problems, everything is formatted nicely.
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    You should be more specific. Would a recommendation of Modern Bride really apply to you?
     
  6. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    I prefer to have my magazine tailored to what I want and what is interesting to me.
    So I use the Zite and Flipboard apps to create my magazines.
     
  7. mullman macrumors 6502

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    I receive Car & Driver, Popular Mechanics, National Geographic & The Daily on my iPad.

    Obviously The Daily is new, but I have subscribed to the others for ~25 years in paper form - receiving & reading them on the iPad for the last few months has been wonderful, I will not go back to the paper form.

    In addition to my traditional periodicals I have thoroughly been enjoying Flipboard and Zite.
     
  8. ssspinball macrumors 6502

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    This. just use Flipboard = A single app with Car & Driver, Wired, etc, and you don't need to relearn navigation between each one.

    Also, it's a reaaaaaly well done app.
     
  9. Hankcah thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's more of a curiosity of the format of the magazine, rather than the type of magazine. If people were satisfied with their magazine VIA the iPAD. Modern Bride would still fit the criteria since it's a magazine, ya know.
     
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    Seconded. I'm really enjoying it so far.

    I checked out The Daily during the free trail. I did like it, however my main complaint was that even after I fully-loaded the "paper" in the morning... later in the day.. it would still want to load it, which sucked for bc my office has horrible 3G reception. Also, it doesn't hold your place when going in/out of app. Annoying.
     
  12. number84 macrumors 6502

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    the only problem with Flipboard is that it doesn't work offline. Whereas those specific magazine apps do.
     
  13. Alaerian Guest

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    Oh my! NatGeo is available on the iPad! Must have! :)
     
  14. aluren macrumors 65816

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    Mac World, Business Week, and PC World are free on Zinio. That's good enough for me.
     
  15. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    Zinio: Macworld, Popular Mechanics, NatGeo, Whole Living, Mother Earth News, Sailing, Bacpacker

    Solo-apps: Running World, Dwell, Digital Photography, Flying, The Economist

    I love magazines on the iPad, even the ones that are just exported print formats, but the ones specifically formatted to be interactive on the iPad are amazing
     
  16. steadysignal macrumors 6502a

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    i have a few mags that are PDF format - they scale well and are fine in good reader...
     
  17. HitchHykr macrumors 6502a

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    How are they free for you? When I check it they want $6+ per issue
     
  18. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    Same here too. I recognize its limitation as a quick reading material catering to the semi-serious crowd but I am finding myself enjoying reading it more and more.
     
  19. Littlenet macrumors member

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    Me too!!!
     
  20. number84 macrumors 6502

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    +1 they aren't free for me either
     
  21. X2468 macrumors regular

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    Reading on my original iPad sucked.

    Reading on my iPad 2 sucks more.

    Reading on my new Kindle is outstanding.

    If you like to read ebooks magazines and such, you need a Kindle to have the best experience. Plain and simple.
     
  22. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    yeah, because the color comes out brilliantly in 4 shades of gray. I would be okay with your comment if you left it at reading, or just left it out of this topic...but, the topic is magazines. Magazines are photo-laden multi-color experiences that just aren't the in the same league on a Kindle as they are on an iPad.
     
  23. mullman macrumors 6502

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    :rolleyes:

    The Kindle is a stellar dedicated book reader and, IMHO, a satisfactory magazine reader if color is not important.

    But that is it - basically a one feature device...
     
  24. NeoMac macrumors regular

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    I subscribe to 3 different mags on the iPad.

    iCreate
    Digital Photographer
    Digital Camera Essentials

    I enjoy reading them on the iPad and I save a bit of money as well. These are all from the UK and are pricey on US Newsstands.
     

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